How to Install Windows 7 (Full Step by Step Tutorial)

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This tutorial explains in a detailed 13 easy step-by-step procedure on how to install Windows 7 using the Windows 7 installation CD.

 This tutorial is created by me. I have really worked hard on this post as I do in every other post so I have one request. Please show your appreciation by not stealing this post and do not copying it as is without giving me the credit for it. I would really appreciate it. Thank You!

 Before you start this procedure.

  1. Make sure to back up your data: First, make sure there is absolutely NOTHING you cannot afford to lose on the drive you're going to install Windows on (let's say the C: drive.) 
  2. Make sure your network cable is unplugged from the wall (to avoid getting viruses from your local area network). 
  3. You have a Windows 7 installation CD with a valid Product Key.
  4. Hardware driver discs that shipped with the PC and any components you added on (Optional, but VERY strongly recommended) 
  5. Time & Patience (you need to be calm and give the setup a little time) 

32-bit or 64-bit Version You need to decide whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7. The Windows 7 installation disc package includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Basically, the 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. So if you plan on using Windows 7 on a computer with more than 3 GB or RAM, I would strongly suggest to use the 64-bit version. Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows, and if they don't, you can always use Windows XP Mode.

Either way, you cannot use an existing 32-bit version of a previous OS to perform an in-place upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows 7, and you'll need to format and install a fresh copy. Also, you cannot use an existing 64-bit version of a previous OS to perform an in-place upgrade to a 32-bit version of Windows 7.

There are two options to choose from during the Windows 7 installation process:
Upgrade. This option replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 7, and keeps your files, settings, and programs in place on your computer.
Custom. This option replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 7, but doesn't preserve your files, settings, and programs. It's sometimes referred to as a clean installation for that reason.
Step 1: Insert the Windows 7 CD into your CD-ROM drive and restart your computer.
Step 2: The computer will prompt you to press any key to boot from the CD. Press a key on the keyboard to start the Windows Setup.
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The computer will load the setup files automatically. This may take few minutes.
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Step 3: Select your language, time & currency format, keyboard or input method and click Next.
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Step 4: Click Install now.
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Step 5: Click I accept the license terms and then click Next.
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Step 6: Select Custom (Advanced) option to install a fresh copy of Windows 7.
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Step 7: Select the drive where you want to install Windows 7. If you want to make any partitions, click Drive options (advanced), make the partitions and then click Next.
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Setup will copy various windows files to the computer.
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Setup will automatically install various features present in Windows 7.
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After the files have been copied, Windows setup will restart your computer. Don’t remove the Windows 7 setup CD, and don’t press a key when prompted (we already did that in step 2).
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Setup will update the registry and it will continue the setup. This is the last step so it will take the most time than the previous steps.
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Windows setup will restart your computer again. Don’t remove the Windows 7 setup CD, and don’t press a key when prompted (we already did that in step 2).
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Step 8: Setup will ask you to assign a user name and a computer name of your choice.
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Step 9: If you want to set a password for your computer, type it in the text-boxes If you do not want a password then you can leave all the fields blank and click Next.
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Step 10: Type your product key in the text-box and click Next. You can also skip this step and simply click Next if you want to type the product key later. Windows will run only for 30 days if you do that.
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Step 11: Select your desired option for Windows Updates
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Step 12: Setup will ask for current day and time. Make sure you check the date and time and see if its correct or not and then click next.
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Step 13: If you are connected to any network, it will ask you to set the network’s location.
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Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows. You can pat yourself at the back for being so patient throughout the installation. You did it!


You can also watch this same procedure on YouTube. I have created the video just to make it easier for everyone to learn.
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1 comments :

aalia lyon said...

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